WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The inaugural Surtex Asia, which took place in Shanghai from Aug. 25-27, attracted 11 European and U.S. design studios and 300 manufacturers and attendees, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager.
The event took place at Shanghai’s Kerry Hotel Pudong. “We had an excellent showing of manufacturers eager to buy original and trend-forward surface designs from a select group of the world’s top studios to use in a cross-section of industries, including home textiles, bedding, curtains, wall coverings and floor coverings,” said Penny Sikalis, GLM vice president and manager of the company’s two Surtex shows.
The statement said manufacturers came from many Chinese provinces, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Colombia, Russia and Spain. Sikalis also presented Design Leadership Awards to Aico Home Textile Co., Dream Wallpaper and Hoson Home Textile & Technic Co., recognizing these companies’ original designs and their implementation of design in their product development.